Patient access rep Larry Reck takes to the front lines, relying on prayer and staying positive: “Right now, I’m sacrificing my time with my family, but they understand completely. This is my job and it’s what I have to do.”
Larry Reck is more than happy to help wherever he’s needed. Today, that’s the COVID-19 screening tent outside Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. “Knowing I’m doing my part during this critical time is what keeps me going,” he says.
However, Mr. Reck, whose usual role is patient access rep, admits that his new situation has its challenges. “People who know me know of my love for my family, especially my daughter and granddaughter,” he says. “Right now, I’m sacrificing my time with them, but they understand completely. This is my job and it’s what I have to do. I love them, and the rest of my family, with all my heart and I need to do this to keep them safe.”
To stay calm while he helps with patient screenings, Mr. Reck says a prayer and tries to remain positive, knowing his attitude will affect his coworkers.
At home, he practices social distancing and follows proper sanitizing procedures. “I encourage everyone to heed the warnings and follow the guidelines we’ve been given to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus here in our area,” he says. “Everybody’s got to do their part right now.”